|Org||Brazil National Team|
|Club as Player||Bayern Munich|
2016 09 09 Retrieve
[Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa believes Brazil can win the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia] I’m world champion with Brazil [in 2018]. We have what it takes in the team. There is a big quality with players like Neymar and [Philippe] Coutinho. The new coach is also good. If we find ourselves as a team, we are among the favourites
2019 03 16 Retrieve
[Costa reveals initial Ronaldo doubts after Juventus move] Believe it or not but when Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival was being talked about, I asked ‘what will the dressing room be like?’ We all have to love each other as team-mates because we’re all looking for a place in the team - but Cristiano won everyone over very quickly.
He’s a simple, hardworking guy who likes to win. Juventus were looking for a player with his mentality, so he’s given us a lot. When he arrived. I thought ‘the best player in the world has joined, right?’. As soon as he arrived, the club improved in every aspect. His contribution has been noticeable. He scores goals every week, he’s brought more fans to the stadium and we hope to win things with him so we make history with him by our side. He’s a stand-up guy, he’s hard-working and he’s always with us
2019 09 09 Retrieve
[Juventus winger Douglas Costa hits out at agent’s claims of talks with Manchester United] I’m writing to deny the baseless news published today, which said I was in negotiations with some clubs during the last transfer window. Since the start of this season, I’ve been clear that I wanted to stay here to win trophies and give blood for the Juve jersey. Junior Mendoza is my only agent and the only person authorised to speak on my behalf.
2019 11 25 Retrieve
[Indeed, on top of the commercial benefits of having ‘CR7’ in Turin, Juventus are also experiencing another ‘Ronaldo effect’] Since he arrived at the club, the percentage of body fat throughout the squad has gone down. You often see Ronaldo topless and his physique is awesome. It drives everyone on and we all want to have a body like his.
2020 05 25 Retrieve
[Juventus winger Douglas Costa admits considering retirement over injury problems] There are times when I think: ‘Can I still play?’. [That’s] because I go out on the pitch and get injured again. Then, when I watch it on TV, I remember this is my passion and that I can still play at a high level. This is what keeps me alive, I know football comes easy to me. It has nothing to do with money or being famous. The point is to do what you enjoy and have fun doing it. That’s my objective. I joke with Alex Sandro that I’ve had more scans than I’ve played games.
People say, ‘Douglas has the potential to be one of the best in the world, but injuries are holding him back’. That annoys me. I have the potential to be a top player, but for reasons out of my control I can’t be. Every time I get injured, I ask myself: ‘What did I do wrong?’ I wonder why I can’t play consistently. It’s something that hurts me. Therefore, I asked for help. I don’t know if you’ve heard of a mental coach. They’re not a psychologist, but they show you how childhood facts can still affect you
2020 05 30 Retrieve
[Douglas Costa on football] This is what keeps me alive, I know football comes easy to me. It has nothing to do with money or being famous. The point is to do what you enjoy and have fun doing it. That’s my objective. I joke with Alex Sandro that I’ve had more scans than I’ve played games